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The Twelfth Card: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

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Written By: Jeffery Deaver

Narrated By: Dennis Boutsikaris

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: July 2005

Duration: 14 hours 16 minutes

Summary:

Bestselling master of suspense Jeffrey Deaver is back with a brand-new Lincoln Rhyme thriller. To save the life of a young girl who's being stalked by a ruthless hit man. Lincoln and his protege, Amelia Sachs, are called upon to do the impossible: solve a truly "cold case" -- one that's 140 years old.

The Twelfth Card is a two-day cat-and-mouse chase through the streets of uptown Manhattan as quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs try to outguess Thompson Boyd a man whose past has turned him into a killing machine as unfeeling and cunning as a wolf. Boyd is after Geneva Settle, a high school girl from Harlem, and it's up to Lincoln and Amelia to figure out why.

The motive may have to do with a term paper that Geneva is writing about her ancestor, Charles Singleton, a former slave. Charles was active in the early civil rights movement, but was arrested for theft and disgraced. Lincoln and Amelia work frantically to figure out what actually happened on that hot July night in 1868 when Charles was arrested.

Deaver's inimitable plotting keeps this story racing at a lightening-fast clip. With breathtaking twists and multiple surprises, this is Deaver's most compelling Lincoln Rhyme audiobook to date.

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  • nab6215

    This is a book I've read a couple of times. It's an onion book, like many of Jeffery Deaver books--layers upon layers. I like it and it has potential for good things in the characters' futures.

  • TrAcEy

    Love some of Deaver's stuff - kept us interested - but characters are not as engaging as some of his other LR novels.

  • Kathy

    This is "classic" Lincoln Rhyme mystery/thriller. I really enjoy the narrator

  • A to Z

    I am a huge Jeff Deaver fan and have read most of the Rhyme series. I did not care for the readers interpretation of characters by his inflection and tones. I often find though that with abridged books they use different readers that often aren't as good as the unabridged interpretations. The topic plot was not one of the best either. I'll wait for the next one.

  • Ann B

    I am getting addicted to Lincoln Rhyme and company. Jeffery Deaver does keep one guessing. However, after you have read a number of his books you can see some of the turnarounds coming. But-no matter- it is still riveting. I liked this book and learned oh-so-much about a variety of topics: Harlem history, eubonics, NYC history, graffiti artists...wow..Deaver must research like crazy. I recommend this one and have asked my book group to give it a try.

  • Lee Werley

    It was "E"ducational "E"njoyable "E"ntertaining Keep me guessing, nice read

  • Melissa Maurice

    This book did not seem to be as action-packed or riveting as previous novels however; fans of Lincoln Rhyme and the lovely Amelia Sachs will no doubt still find it an enjoyable read! It has a good dose of Lincoln intraspection and the chemistry between the two protagonists is an endearing as ever. Recommended for fans.

  • Anonymous

    This is vintage Lincoln Rhyme. The "bad guy" is a complex killer and this is characteristic of Deaver at his best. This book is miles-hours of enjoyment and it is hard to stop listening. I am a big fan or Deaver and have listened to or read all of his books. I like the combination of forensic science, psychology and adventure that he combines. There is always some learning too. This time it was about the early civil rights movement. A great listen!!

  • Anonymous

    This book keeps you guessing to the very end. It made my 50+ mile comute seem too short.